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Old 01-09-09, 08:13 PM   #73
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The UAC seems to be toned down quite a bit. It has only popped up once when I was trying to install the creative driver. Driver didn't install though because their installer doesn't recognize Vista 7 so it won't let you finish the installation.
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Old 01-09-09, 08:17 PM   #74
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The UAC seems to be toned down quite a bit. It has only popped up once when I was trying to install the creative driver. Driver didn't install though because their installer doesn't recognize Vista 7 so it won't let you finish the installation.
Run the driver installer in Vista Compatiblility mode. Thats what I did and it works. However, surround sound with X-Fi cards is currently broken.
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Old 01-09-09, 08:42 PM   #75
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Run the driver installer in Vista Compatiblility mode. Thats what I did and it works. However, surround sound with X-Fi cards is currently broken.
Thanks for the tip. It sounds weird running in Vista compatibilty mode.
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Old 01-09-09, 09:02 PM   #76
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For anyone looking to get a key try this. I had to refresh like 100+ times and when I finally was about to give up they key came up.

http://blog.hznet.nl/2009/01/10/how-...windows-7-key/

I was using Vista IE8.
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Old 01-09-09, 09:08 PM   #77
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Run the driver installer in Vista Compatiblility mode. Thats what I did and it works. However, surround sound with X-Fi cards is currently broken.
I figured out how to get surrond working. Go into the Vista sound panel. (Start, Control panel, sound) Then right click on speaker and do a test. Even though you changed it in Creative it didn't change it in windows. Once I did that the test worked fine.
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Old 01-09-09, 09:16 PM   #78
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Anyone have a DX11 program to test out?



Overall this system seems to be pretty snappy right now. I'm sure the fresh install helps, but everything is pretty responsive. I'm installing Wic Right now and am going to run the benchmark in DX10 with SLI enabled to see if it runs.
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Let me see, everything seems to be working except Creative sound cards...why am I not surprised?
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Let me see, everything seems to be working except Creative sound cards...why am I not surprised?
Heh. It IS actually working though. You just need to enable compatibility mode because of the installer. 5.1 sound and all.

WIC on the other hand doesn't seem to like SLI. 2 hard locks later I disabled SLI and was able to bench it. Might either need to try DX9 / SLI or update the nforce drivers, as I haven't installed those yet.
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Ok, I installed this (no key, just played around) on my old PC, AMD X2 box, Nforce 4, 8800 GTX, Audigy 2ZS, 2GB PC. This PC had a 7800 GTX in it but now it has my old pal, the 8800 GTX because I upgraded to a 4870.

Anyway, it was never great in Vista for me so I put a clean build of XP SP3 on it, my main PC is a Intel Quad at 3GZ, X-Fi, 4870, 4GB, Vista x64, blah blah, 5.9 on WEI.

So, I tried this on it and it got a 7.9 on the 8800 GTX for Aero, 5.9 for games, the rest was about 5.2, except the HD, which was 3.0. Ugh. It detected as the default SATA and the Nvidia drivers installs, but the driver for the SATA wouldn't update. I also had 4-5 PCI device errors in Device Manager, I have no idea what it was, because it detected the Audigy, maybe it was a daughter device from the card. I thought it might be the ATK thingie, that Asus installs, but it detected that and installed a driver for it. IE 8 seemed nice and UAC wasn't nagging all the time. I like how there are true "Themes" now, they have scenic backgrounds and the window transparency color changes with it. Nice. I tried a few games and they worked fine (just blizzard stuff I tested quick). I didn't go nuts with benchmarks because I really just wanted to see the OS itself.

It booted up and shutdown pretty fast, again, it didn't have the correct SATA drivers, but overall XP still felt faster. I just don't think the older Nforce AMD/Nvidia stuff is great for Vista/Windows 7. Anyway, I really liked it and I'm looking forward to release and getting it on my main box.
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GO HERE TO GET A KEY. I got a key in 1 second.

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Worked for me! Thanks!
I will add that this only worked in IE 7 for me, not FF 3.05.
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Worked for me! Thanks!
I will add that this only worked in IE 7 for me, not FF 3.05.
Oddly enough, it didn't work for me in IE7 or FF 3.0.5, but it did on my work computer, which uses FF 2.0.0.1.
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